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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Saddleback Pond Peak, Saddleback Pond Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail, bushwhack, roads
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 20, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at AT parking on Rt. 4 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: These are the 2,410 and 2,430 peak near Saddleback Pond.
I started nobo on the AT, looking for the road that climbs the south peak. I had no luck find the road that is shown on the USGS, going up the peak from the west, so I bushwhacked up in regrowth, sometimes using roads. The highpoint is recognized. I headed down the north slope, having to cut west to avoid cliffs. I soon hit the defined road between the peaks and struggled to find the road towards the pond. I bushwhacked up to a further north road, used it a bit and then bushwhacked up the peak. The going was poor due to regrowth. There is a house on the east end of the second highest contour. I returned to the road and bushwhacked down to the road between the peaks. This road got me very close to the AT. I bushwhacked to the trail and followed it about 2 mi. out.  
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-20 
Link
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